Mokomandy

4.8
2014 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Modern. Korean. Cajun. Mokomandy is a casual fine-dining restaurant located in Sterling, VA. We offer an eclectic menu of American, Korean, and Cajun dishes that complement one another, resulting in an unprecedented dining experience. Born from a Korean-American father and a Cajun mother, President Thaddeus Kim has assembled a team of culinary professionals dedicated to delivering the freshest quality ingredients to our customers.

Mokomandy understands that every guest is different and may have dietary restrictions or allergies to certain foods. We pride ourselves in our ability to address our customers’ needs when possible. Please feel free to tell our servers about any special requests.

We look forward to seeing you at Mokomandy!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a 150$ (Including tip) for 3 people, we weren’t even full. I guess we go there for an experience and not exactly to have full stomachs. Each item was so good but there was not enough for a second bite.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day. Drinks and food were amazing. It was a loud in the restaurant but it didn’t take away from the food.

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GQ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit. Service and food was excellent. They were able to accommodate my Son's dietary restrictions. Mandy was working the dining area. They never disappoint.

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and cocktails were unique and delicious! Perfect shareable plate portions.

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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dishes - the poutine was devoured by our table in seconds - and wonderful service created an unforgettable experience for our family. The veal brisket tacos were a hit and the chocolate pot with lavender and saffron cookies were delicious. We will definitely return for seconds!

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DB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around experience! One of my favorite places when visiting the area! Food is great!! See you soon

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. I thought it would be too crowded to ever get in but that is not the case. Wonderful small plates and dinners, excellent cocktails! Very friendly place.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fabulous. Such a unique menu, all of which is cooked to perfection and the presentation is wonderful to. The staff is friendly and efficient making you feel at home, and very welcome.
The drinks menu is outstanding to. My son in law had something green with a twig of Rosemary and some other herb and it was delicious. It is a place you will definitely go back to. Moderately priced too.

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SS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the food at this restuarant!! It's creative and good. I would like to make a small recomendation. I have had the eggs benedict twice, once with shrimp and recently with lobster. Both times the fish had a fishy flavor, as if it was not fresh. Maybe a little extra lemon to take that taste away or fresher fish. All and all I will be back soon.. Another recommendation is to update the seating as it seems to be sagging a little.

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a
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great overall and we brought home leftovers so we got to enjoy yet again!

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J
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Remains a jewel of small special bites of delicious food.

It takes a sophisticated palate to catch all the flavors.
But from a beginner in the art of Asian taste to a gourmand. You will find a well served meal here.
Jack Cook Leesburg VA

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BB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, drinks and service! It was a perfect date night!

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l
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! The service, the food, very cozy and comfortable. Best cocktails ever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic! Love the tapas style and the service was great even though there was not an empty table in the place. I have already recommended it to coworkers.

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B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The menu has a great variety of flavors for every (adult) palette for those who enjoy unique cuisine. We’ve been coming here about once a year for the last 5 years. Our meal was delicious as usual but didn’t blow me away this time like in the past. There was only one bartender, on a Saturday night, so it took about 20 minutes to get our cocktails after we ordered. But they were very tasty! The service was good but he seemed like he too was too busy and could have used more help with the food runners or something.
The place is really small and gets really loud. It’s very hard to hold conversation because of the noise. We really like this place and will go back. But just not sure it’s the same experience it used to be.

We had the wild boar bowl, bone marrow, deviled eggs, Catfish boudin balls, Korean fried chicken leg & Foi Grois dumplings. All were delicious and enjoyed by everyone- even by my 9 year old VERY adventurous eater gave it 2 thumbs up.

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great, drinks were great. Servers were excellent. Noise level was a bit too much and it was hard to talk as we couldn’t hear each other. Pricing for certain items was a bit excessive for what was presented. ($18 rock shrimp tempura bites)

Will return, but wish it wasn’t so loud in there.

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FT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What happened? We had not been to Moko Mandy in about 6 months. Total change - and not for the good. Chef, bartender, servers all new. Our server proceeded to take bottle of sparkling water, reach over table and turn it upside down into glasses, spilling water everyone. Not once, but twice. Quality of service is now the level of Denny's. Food items have not changed, but taste dry and re-heated. In fact the Cajun Cassoulet was just a bowl of dry white beans and no liquid. Unable to eat it, we requested it be removed from our bill. Pot Roast Sliders were tasteless, no matter how much sauce we put on them. Drinks are no longer mixed correctly, which we never experienced before. For instance, "Bees in Garden" was served warm and very sweet. Very disappointing as Moko Mandy used to be one of our favorites.
All we can guess is that Moko Mandy has changed ownership. Needless to say, we won't be going back.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my GF’s birthday and Lauren (our waitress) could not have been nicer.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night was wonderful. Our server was personable, informative and friendly. Everything we ordered was fresh , well plated and absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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TR
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Continually great consistent food.
A wine was recommended to us by their wine person - although it was not bad, it was not great for $75 - so we sent it back and they were gracious about it.
We have been asking for Laura as our server - and we still love her!!
p.s. disappointed that the Pote-au-creme was taken off the menu and instead replaced w/ something in pies. We found it quite lacking, gelatinous & nothing like the smooth creamy texture & flavor or previous Pote-au-creme. Highly recommend that it be put back on the menu!!

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VW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Mokomandy delivers taste and flavor and deliciousness! All-in-one!

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S
San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I've been coming here about once every three months for the last several years.

The food is very well prepared but you have to be willing to have a meat only diet. Not a single salad on the menu. Every dish we tried from the deviled eggs to the steak was delicious.

On this night however, what really made the evening was the outstanding service from Linda (hope that was her name).

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ZH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phil was our server and he is the man!

Food is delicious!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! From the incredible staff, to their thoughtful and creative drinks, to the superb food this place never disappoints!!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious evening!

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u
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fifth time dining at Mokomandy, and they never fail to please. The menu is full of varied and interesting choices.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Birthday dinner

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VT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places anywhere to come and celebrate any special day! Excellent food and awesome service. Laura is the best and takes wonderful care of everyone each time we come and remembers every small request. Great place for the family and we will be back soon!

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TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent customers and Moko's never fails. The food options are unique, high quality and super delish. The cocktail options are abundant, tasty and each one made with great care. I have not ever had a disappointing meal or experience. Shout out to Laura for always providing impeccable service.

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MW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mokomandy is such a great experience. The servers are so knowledgeable and helpful, guiding us through decisions. I suppose you could do a traditional ordering process, but it is so much more fun and enjoyable to order a few plates (small, medium or large) and then order a couple more and if you're big eaters, a few more after that and the servers help you take that journey. Awesome time and a great value.

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PK
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and wine list at a reasonable price.

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Mokomandy dozens+ of times. There is always incredible food with new things on the menu to try every time. Service is great. Drinks are unusual.

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JB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Laura is a fabulous server and the food was delicious.

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HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always happy with my experience at Moko Monday - from the food to the service. The servers are friendly and attentive, and it remains my go to restaurant for dinner with friends. I usually go on a Sunday evening when it is not quite as busy as a Friday or Saturday.

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b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent in every facet... Been.going their for several years...hush puppies are best of anyplace I've eaten them along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts...onion jam is nothing short of Nirvana!!! Will continue to go back over and over again... thank you

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V
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the usual restaurant food. Portions served as needed, great for individuals or family. If you are tired of steak and potatoes, this might be your place. Skewered octopus, shrimp & grits, unusual and tasty. Try everything!

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VA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dishes with nice presentation, service very friendly and the food was delicious

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love his place and strongly suggest it. There is something for everyone.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mokomandy, as always, was an amazing experience. Excellent service, amazing food, comfortable atmosphere. We will be back again and again.

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